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Medusa CR 7 (Combatant)

XP 3,200
LE Medium monstrous humanoid
Init +5; Senses darkvision 60 ft., ; Perception +19
Aura biting snakes (5 ft.), petrifying gaze (30 ft., DC 15)


HP 105
EAC 19; KAC 21
Fort +9; Ref +11; Will +8
Defensive Abilities unflankable


Speed 30 ft.
Melee tactical knife +15 (2d4+9S plus poison) snake bite +15 (1d8+9P plus poison)
Ranged corona laser pistol +18 (2d4+7F, critical burn 1d4), or needler pistol +18 (1d4+7P plus poison [DC 17])
Offensive Abilities focus gaze


Str +2; Dex +5; Con +4; Int +1; Wis +1; Cha +2
Skills Bluff +14, Diplomacy +14, Stealth +19
Languages Common, Draconic
Gear corona laser pistol with 2 batteries (20 charges), needler pistol with 6 darts (filled with medusa venom), tactical knife


Biting Snakes (Ex)

When a creature that ends its turn adjacent to a medusa, the medusa makes a snake bite attack against the creature as a reaction.

Focus Gaze (Su)

The medusa focuses her gaze on a target. The target must make a DC 15 Fortitude save or be slowed (as the slow spell) for 1 round. If the target is already slowed from either the medusa’s aura or focused gaze before attempting the save, the target turns to stone permanently (as the flesh to stone spell).

Petrifying Gaze (Su)

When a creature ends its turn in the medusa’s aura, it must make a DC 15 Fortitude save or be slowed for 1 minute. The medusa can activate or deactivate this aura using a standard action.


Environment marshes and underground
Organization solitary

Medusae are monstrous women bodies that are covered in fine, delicate scales. Rather than hair, they have a writhing mass of serpents growing from their scalp.

The eyes of a medusa are feared. To look a medusa in the eyes is to invite death, as one’s body is instantly transformed into lifeless stone.

Medusae are the progeny of Stheno and Euryale– the surviving sisters of the Medusa of legend.

These creatures – sometimes called gorgons – live in isolated ruins away from civilization. They are hunted creatures; feared and hated for their poisonous bite and ability to petrify with the slightest glance. This fact drives most medusae to be evil, hunting down and slaying other humanoid species with their gaze and poison. The lair of a medusa is often adorned with the statues of petrified enemies.

All medusae are female. They will interact with a male humanoid when they desire to mate and give birth. The medusa is careful to not slay her lover… at least, not until after she has conceived.

Medusa Venom

Type poison (injury); Save Fortitude DC 15

Track Strength; Frequency 1/round for 6 rounds

Cure 2 consecutive saves

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